Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Coronavirus: Newquay school staff and students sent home after Italy trip

The school says the decision is a precautionary measure based on advice from health authorities. Credit: Google Images

A school in Newquay have sent a number of staff and students home after returning from Lombardy in Italy-the region at the heart of the country's coronavirus outbreak.

The group from Treatharras were on a ski trip in the country and have been asked to go into self-isolation.

The school says the decision is a precautionary measure based on advice from health authorities.

  • The school released a letter detailing their decision to carers

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Twenty-six form students and three members of staff recently returned from Pampeago in Northern Italy.

The school say a number of other children have been away skiing over half-term.

It is asking those who have returned from Pampeago, Pisa, Florence and Rimini to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people.

Earlier today another school in Cornwall whose students and staff had recently returned from a ski trip to Italy, were to be put in self-quarantine over coronavirus concerns.

Penair School recently returned from the Ponte Di Legno Ski resort in the Lombardy region.

The school said the decision was a precautionary measure.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

However the school later released a second statement saying after consultation with health authorities, children and staff were okay to return to the school.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.